READY TO MOVE IT, MOVE 8?
#Move8 is a fitness movement designed to move 2 million Malaysians and 10 million citizens of the ASEAN region by 2020.
Humans are meant to move but we are slowing down! In the past decade, humans have stopped moving as much as they were built to and the results are alarming. Movement affects everything – from our blood circulation to digestion, metabolism to our immunity. When we move, our bodies regulate hormone activity, detoxify and respire.
#Move8 Fitness Movement is inspired to achieve The Sustainable Development Goals, a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations Development Programme; Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being for People to “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” 
Mooted by Asia Fitness Today a fitness media network initiated the “#Move8 fitness movement campaign“ is purpose-led and will build awareness about the importance of RHYTHM & MOVEMENT AS THERAPY and via its programs and events are designed to MOVE two million Malaysians and 10 million citizens of the ASEAN region by 2020. #Move8 is simply a call to “Move it!”.
Each day, week and month, anyone can Move it! We host weekly walks, runs, hikes, Zumba dances, and lots of other fun activities to get people moving in Malaysia and YOU can bring this to your own neighbourhood too!
Phase One (introspective, nationwide): The #Move8 Walkathon series of events are held across the country to encourage Malaysians to move. The movement was launched on Malaysia Day, 16 September 2018 in the capital city of Malaysia – Asia’s most obese country right now according to the Economic Intelligence Unit Obesity in ASEAN report 2017. #Move8 Walkathon happens every quarter during KL Car Free Mornings. Enjoy the sights of old and new KL city as you’ll walk from the confluence of the river city to the sky reaching KLCC Twin Towers. Don’t be surprised to see horses pulling a carriage, tandem cyclists etc.
Phase Two (outreach): A 2-year program, #Move8 aims to spread its wings to other countries throughout the Asia Pacific region. We invite partners who wish to collaborate with us. Contact Nikki Yeo & Jasmine Low, Co-founders of AsiaFitnessToday.comby email.
Anyone and everyone can move it! That’s the main reason why #Move8 focus on activities and programs that reach people from all levels of fitness from hard-core athletes to someone who needs help to move.
The #Move8 fitness movement campaign is powered by AsiaFitnessToday.com, a O2O fitness activation startup incubated by GoInternationalGroup.com in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The startup was awarded the Cradle Coach & Grow Program grant in 2017/8.
The #Move8 Walkathon encourages people to start moving regardless of their age. We focus on organising walkathons instead of marathons or fun runs so that everyone across all ages can participate. It is our philosophy to inculcate a strong community spirit, therefore a part of the participation fee will be donated to humanitarian aid charities in support of their efforts.
Create your own #Move8 movement in your workplace or your neighbourhood. Or, join any #Move8 event.
What’s next? Join the #Move8 Walkathon for Malaysia Day by purchasing your tickets online here, or sign-up on the spot! You will receive a t-shirt, medal, breakfast, goodie bag with sponsors’ gifts and also an entry to the lucky draw.
Anyone and everyone can move it! That’s the reason why #Move8 focuses on activities that reach people from all levels of fitness from hard-core athletes to someone who needs help to move.
The #Move8 fitness movement campaign is initiated by AsiaFitnessToday.com (AFT), an online fitness activation startup that is incubated by Experiential Events & Marketing Communication Agency, GoInternationalGroup.com in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The startup was awarded the Cradle Coach & Grow Program grant in 2017/8.
#MOVE8 FREE PUBLIC SESSIONS
When? Sundays from 5:00-7:00pm
Where: Taman Persekutuan Bukit Kiara, TTDI (near Bangunan Siti Hasmah BAKTI). Plenty of free parking available.
What to bring? Your own drink, wear comfortable shoes, t-shirt, exercise pants or shorts, a towel, mosquito repellent.
Route: The 7KM route is slightly hilly and can be completed within 50-90 minutes depending on your fitness level. Friends, family and children are encouraged to join!
Sightseeing: Wild monkeys, flora, water springs, sweaty humans.
When? First Sunday of every month at the KL Car Free Morning, from 8.00am-9.00am
Where: Dataran DBKL located at No. 1 Jalan Raja Laut (beside Dataran Merdeka). Visit www.klcarfreemorning.com for detailed location map and parking spaces.
What to bring? Comfortable shoes, t-shirt, long pants, hat / sunglasses, camera, backpack.
Activity: Join us for ZUMBA dance / Fitness Movement sessions conducted by our team of fitness instructors. All members of the public are encouraged to join!
When? Fridays from 5:00pm-7:00pm
Where: Jumpstreet Asia, 8A, Jalan 13/6, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor (located beside Jaya One, behind the BOSCH building).
What to bring? Comfortable long pants, t-shirt, towel. Leave your jewellery at home. If you wear spectacles, it’s advisable to bring a specs holder.
Activity: The Jumpstreet Asia Main Court provides 10,000 sq ft of interconnected trampolines, two DodgeBall courts, a Foam Pit with four launching lanes, Slam Dunk with three trampoline basketball lanes, The Cage – a Kids Only Court, a High Performance area featuring six Olympic-spec trampolines, three vertical running Walls of different heights and a Giant Air Bag, Party Rooms & Jump Café.
Cost: FREE trial session for first-time participants! 15-minutes. All jumpers must buy a RM5 pair of Grip Socks (re-usable). Normally RM27 per hour.
Note: All jumpers must complete waiver and liability form before jumping session which is available at the customer service counter.